| February 24, 2018 | 54 Comments

I’m putting this in my top 5 sport memories.  Yeah, I cried a little, ain’t gonna lie.  And then I drank a bottle of Baileys.  And if I can find the front door I am streaking around my neighborhood with the stars and stripes chanting USA USA USA until I am on Live PD or the little bit of Irish in me starts getting frostbit.

What a beautiful win.  A liquor store manager, an environmental consultant, an R&D specialist, and a Dick’s Sporting Goods store associate made me proud of my country when I was sober at 2:30 am and chewing my fingernails off.  Good on ye boys!  Love you bunch of rejects almost as much as the 2004 Red Sox.

Live look in on John Shuster and the team:

If Tom Brady was on the team though Sweden would have conceded in the second and I would have gotten some sleep.

Screw the WWE, this is what Gronk needs to go into.

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  1. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Sweepers, sweepers man your brooms.

  2. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:


    I am in total agreement. Perhaps one of the greatest achievements and matches in sports history.

    But, will probably not be seen as much here in the bowels of TAH by the miscreants and hooligans who hang out here.

  3. OWB says:

    Haven’t seen it yet, but YES! Those three straight had-to-win games against the best in the world were something special. This one must be even better.

    The first time I heard the crowd chanting USA! USA! USA! I knew that curling was my new, favorite sport.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    I cannot believe any of you were actually watching curling. I’m so proud of you.


    Not sure, but I think it’s first for US in that sport.

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Pa-lease. You guys act as if this were an Olympic competition. By the way, when are the winter games?

  6. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:


    This may help you understand the pure excitement and exhilaration of curling!

    “Shuster played it safe, throwing away one stone intentionally to keep the target area clear and avoid the traffic that can lead to big scores.

    The remaining rocks were used to methodically pick off Sweden’s until there weren’t enough left to catch up.

    With two stones apiece left, Swedish skip Niklas Edin pushed off with a spin and a smile, and then conceded defeat. (Although Sweden had two stones in the house, the end does not count in the score)”.

    Hope this helps!

  7. sj says:

    Good to see you back posting on TAH TSO! Don’t be a stranger.

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Curling, is that where they cram a few minutes worth of action into an hour or so or are the players say, allowed to check each other and rumble?

  9. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    From Team USA:

  10. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    From Bic .. pretty funny:

  11. Joseph Williams says:

    API, No and NO. Joe

  12. The Other Whitey says:

    My crew and I were discussing the possible origins of curling lately, and determined that the only plausible explanation is that hundreds of years ago in the dead of winter, some Norwegians were drunk off their ass and bored out of their minds, until one of them said, “Hey, hold my beer! I wanna try something!”

  13. OWB says:

    Curling may be the MOST egalitarian of all sports. Some men play only with other men, some play with both men and women, and some of the women play only with men.

    Canada may have a real problem with this. They decided that if you want to play with the opposite gender you cannot also play with your gender specific team. The US is much more open minded. We have a mixed gender team made up of a brother and sister who each play with their own gender as well.

    No rocks were harmed during the construction of this comment.

  14. OWB says:

    Looks like NBSP is airing the game now.

  15. Mason says:

    I keep telling myself I need to take up curling. It is my last chance to become an Olympic athlete. I don’t need a medal, just to go. Then I can rub it in everyone’s face that say I need more exercise. “Oh, were YOU an Olympic athlete?”

    • Roger in Republic says:

      Mason, go for it. If a 34 year old ex Harvard student with only 2 or 3 years of skiing can get on the Olympic team and score 40 points on her Half pipe run, you should be able to compete. She qualified by entering every competition in sight until she had enough points. I think she spent over $200,000 of other peoples money to buy her way onto the team. Her competition runs were painful watch.

  16. NHSparky says:

    But if you get better the more you drink, is it really a sport?

    Oh, and I’ll take a wild guess and say these guys won’t have a problem going to the White House if they’re invited.

  17. JP76ER says:

    So much fun!! Fell in love with this sport a couple Olympics ago. Good to hear from TSO!

  18. Yef says:

    I was going to troll a little bit, but I realized I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Something about sports. Boring.

  19. OldSoldier54 says:

    Hah! Irish drinking songs … the only way to fly.

    Long time no see, TSO. Hope your back issue is better and that all is well on the Home Front.

  20. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    I have watched -far- more curling this year than NFL football

    You might say it was a sweep….

  21. OWB says:

    Oh, no! Just caught a repeat of the medal ceremony for the US Men’s Curling team. This silly bunch of guys sang the national anthem, loud and proud!

    Had forgotten that one of the women remarked earlier in the week to an interviewer something about being from flyover country. The interviewer stammered for a bit.

  22. Tallywhagger says:


    And the worst of it is… the next morning, the next day, and days and days afterwards.

    I once was a welder. Then, one night, we ran out of beer. It was a Sunday night, in Pennsylvania. No chance of getting another six pack or anything else.

    We found a bottle of gin. Never again. That was nearly 50 years ago.

    I think I woke up on a Wednesday. Called the boss. He was not happy but he did understand what gin can to do a man.

    God bless his soul, he decided to dock my pay and punished me by cutting me off from work for Thursday and Friday.

    By Friday, I was in Key West, Florida. Never looked back.

    I still like welding, as a hobby. All I need, now, is more heat, more rod, and more money!

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